Natures Sunshine Products Inc

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NATR : NASDAQ : Consumer Goods
$12.0 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 14300.0
02/17/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.79 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.78% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)85.4479.59
EBITDA ($mil)6.274.61
EBIT ($mil)5.063.44
Net Income ($mil)4.162.77


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)42.2345.67
Total Assets ($mil)214.9196.68
Total Debt ($mil)9.011.2
Equity ($mil)140.35131.44


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin76.2475.54
EBITDA Margin7.345.79
Operating Margin5.924.32
Sales Turnover1.571.68
Return on Assets5.83.6
Return on Equity8.897.56
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.762.03
Debt/Capital0.060.01
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)18.7518.63
Div / share0.10.1
EPS0.220.08
Book value / share7.487.06
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume14328.020847.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.11 for the Personal Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.35. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.58 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.94 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.68. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NATR 17.95 Peers 24.11   NATR 31.39 Peers 20.33

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

NATR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
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premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NATR NA Peers 21.09   NATR NA Peers 2.03

Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.

Ratio not available.

 

Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
NATR 1.58 Peers 7.68   NATR 37.50 Peers -2.99

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

NATR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NATR 0.66 Peers 2.16   NATR 1.75 Peers -0.12

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

NATR has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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